International Literacy Day is observed every year on September 8 across the world. This is the most important day that makes humans aware of where they stand in developing a better society. Literacy means the ability to write and read. According to the latest reports, the global literacy rate stands at 86.3%. The India literacy rate is at 74% and Kerala stands at the top position in the country.
In 1966, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organised the 14th general conference and announced that September 8 will be the International Literacy Day. Literacy is also the key component of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Despite the progress made, literacy challenges persist, and at the same time, the demands for skills required for work evolve rapidly.
There are different types of literacy such as media literacy, computer literacy and digital literacy. Out of all the different kinds of literacy, digital literacy is the most important where every student should hone their skills to stand out in this competitive world. On the occasion of International Literacy Day, know about the best skills you should hone in digital literacy.
A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen output which is often called a video screen capture. This feature is important for students and will help a lot in their academics. One can learn about making content accessible through screencasting.
This is the most important one which is used as a part of document management. The cloud is something where one can store all the documents, starting from photos to research projects. Everyone, specifically students, should know about this to save all their academic work.
This is known to everyone in this 21st century. Every student should know all the basic skills such as HTML and CSS which are used in every workplace.
Word Processing Software
There are multiple products that offer word processing software. Students should know about this at an early stage because it will be helpful throughout their career. There are multiple options such as Google and Microsoft.
Social media is very important for every student and provides many learning opportunities. Students get to know about the latest trends in different subjects through social media.
This is required for every individual. Students should work on this skill which helps them a lot in understanding all the information within a limited time. One should learn what to put in the search to get the appropriate result. Students should also know the shortcut keys.
Students should not leave the apps because it is easiest to use. There are many apps in the market related to education which will provide a great acceptability. Apps constantly increase the engagement as well.
International Literacy Day Themes
Explore the list of International Literacy Day themes.
International Literacy Day 2020 - "Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond"
International Literacy Day 2019 - "Literacy and Multilingualism"
International Literacy Day 2018 - "Literacy and Skills Development"